Extinction is Forever

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vqCCI1ZF7o]

This animal will never be seen again, and that is Humanity’s fault.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the death of the last known Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger. Adding insult to injury this specimen died from neglect, it was left of its protected shelter on a day with a blistering high temperature and a freezing night…

This footage is one of seven, each under a minute, films we have of Thylacines. Outside of taxidermied specimens and skeletons it is all that is left of it (you can see the rest here)

This is the part where I’m supposed to get all indignant and self-righteous and talk about how humans are wrecking shit up and berate you, the reader, to be better. But, today I’m just going to let the footage “speak” for itself.



Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

One thought on “Extinction is Forever”

  1. What you say about the situation is heart-breaking already, so I don’t have the fortitude to watch the film. I grieve for the loss of species every day, and my heart goes out to all young people facing so much death and nostalgia for a more vital past. We do what we can, the planet recycles itself.

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